2008 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials Day Two

June 30, 2008

OMAHA, Neb. - Day two of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials saw five Huskies hit the pool, with Ariana Kukors leading the way with a 14th-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Kukors, who trains locally with King Aquatic Club, swam in her second event in as many days, competing in the 100-meter breaststroke prelims Monday morning. The UW sophomore just squeaked into the semifinals, finishing 16th to earn the final spot in Monday evening's second race. Her time of 1 minute, 9.75 seconds was just .20 seconds ahead of the 17th-place finisher to give Kukors a chance at her second top-eight finish at the trials.

Though Kukors swam a faster time of 1:09.58 in the semifinals, it was not enough to earn a berth in Tuesday's finals. Kukors finished 14th overall, .73 seconds shy of eighth in a highly competitive race.

Also competing in the 100-breaststroke was Husky senior Genevieve Patterson who finished 54th with a time of 1:11.90. Erin Campbell competed in her second event, finishing 106th in the 100-meter backstroke.

UW senior Kim Jasmer was the fourth Husky woman to compete on Monday. She finished 67th in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:20.75.

On the men's side, Husky captain Jon Banker competed in the 100-meter backstroke and finished 49th with a time of 57.21.

Kukors will be in the pool again Tuesday as she is scheduled to compete in both the 200-meter freestyle and the 200-meter individual medley. Kukors is ranked fourth in the country in the 200 IM and figures to have her best chance at an Olympic berth in the race. She ranks 13th nationally in the 200-meter freestyle.

Jasmer will join Kukors in the 200-meter freestyle while incoming UW freshman Danielle Gong will compete in the 200-meter IM.

SCHEDULE AND RESULTS (All Times Central)

Sunday, June 29

Erin Campbell - Women's 100-meter butterfly preliminaries - 1:01.12 (54th, did not qualify)
Scott Spansail - Men's 400-meter freestyle preliminaries - 3:54.37 (14th, did not qualify)
Ariana Kukors - Women's 400-meter individual medley preliminaries - 4:40.36 (5th, advances to finals)
Russ Mahan - Men's 100-meter breaststroke preliminaries - 1:03.85 (41st, did not qualify)

Finals
Women's 400 IM - Ariana Kukors - 4:42.12 (6th, did not qualify)

Monday, June 30

Erin Campbell - Women's 100-meter backstroke - 1:06.11 (106th, did not qualify)
Ariana Kukors - Women's 100-meter breaststroke - 1:09.75 (16th, advances to semifinals)
Genevieve Patterson - Women's 100-meter breaststroke - 1:11.90 (54th, did not qualify)
Jon Banker - Men's 100-meter backstroke - 57.21 (49th, did not qualify)
Kim Jasmer - Women's 400-meter freestyle - 4:20.75 (67th, did not qualify)

Finals
Women's 100 BREAST semifinal - Ariana Kukors - 1:09.58 (14th, did not qualify)

Tuesday, July 1

Ariana Kukors - Women's 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley prelims, 11 a.m.
Kim Jasmer - Women's 200-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.
Danielle Gong - Women's 200-meter individual medley prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 200 FREE semifinal (Kukors, Jasmer)
Women's 200 IM semifinal (Kukors, Gong)

Wednesday, July 2

Evan Bernier - Men's 100-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Men's 100 FREE semifinal (Bernier)
Women's 200 FREE FINAL (Kukors, Jasmer)
Women's 200 IM FINAL (Kukors, Gong)

Thursday, July 3

Ariana Kukors - Women's 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke prelims, 11 a.m.
Kim Jasmer - Women's 100-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45
Women's 100 FREE semifinal (Kukors, Jasmer)
Men's 100 FREE FINAL (Bernier)
Women's 200 BREAST semifinal (Kukors)

Friday, July 4

Ariana Kukors - Women's 200-meter backstroke prelims, 11 a.m.
Erin Campbell - Women's 200-meter backstroke prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 200 BREAST FINAL (Kukors)
Women's 200 BACK semifinal (Kukors, Campbell)
Women's 100 FREE FINAL (Kukors, Jasmer)

Saturday, July 5

Kim Jasmer - Women's 50-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.
Lindsey Sharp - Women's 50-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 200 BACK FINAL (Kukors, Campbell)
Women's 50 FREE semifinal (Jasmer, Sharp)

Sunday, July 6

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 50 FREE FINAL (Jasmer, Sharp)

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